Amphoteric Poly(vinyl alcohol) hydrogel as a material of artificial muscle

Makoto Suzuki

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To promote the development of artificial muscles, the author investigated amphoteric poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) hydrogels. The influences of preparation conditions on the mechanical properties including anisotropy and dynamic contraction properties including response time, contraction ratio, generated power density, etc. have been examined. A material with a generated power density about 0.1 W/cm3, close to that of a skeletal muscle, was produced.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)603-611
Number of pages9
JournalKobunshi Ronbunshu
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1989 Oct
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Ceramics and Composites


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